These juicy roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect healthy side dish to liven up any protein and no chopping required.
They cook alongside your main dish or solo. All you have to do is toss the tomatoes in seasonings, roast, and serve!
The Best Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Roasting tomatoes will bring out the natural sweetness found in this delicious fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) as well as some of its nutritional properties.
Tomatoes are a terrific source of lycopene, a well-studied antioxidant showing heart health benefits, as well as rich in vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
What’s great about these roasted tomatoes is that it’s an easy-to-find ingredient year-round, and with a few minimal ingredients added, you have a healthy low-carb side dish that pairs great with main dishes like this Oven Roasted Salmon Recipe or these Garlic Chicken Thighs.
With a few simple ingredients, you’ll have this recipe ready for baking in no time. Here is what you’ll need:
- Cherry tomatoes: sweeter than regular tomatoes, could also use grape tomatoes.
- Red onion: turn deliciously sweet with the tomato.
- Olive oil: helps the veggies brown.
- Seasonings: garlic and Italian seasoning.
Be sure to check the printable recipe card below for ingredient measurements and detailed cooking directions.
How to Roast Cherry Tomatoes
Preheat the oven and get ready to enjoy these juicy roasted tomatoes asap! This is what you’ll be doing step-by-step:
Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash the tomatoes and slice the onion.
- Add flavor
Toss the tomatoes and onions with olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Time to roast
Transfer the veggies to the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Roast until the tomatoes are golden and begin to release their juices.
That’s all there is to it, and you can add this recipe to a number of dishes for an extra pop of flavor and color!
What Temperature to Roast Tomatoes
Roasting cherry tomatoes in high heat and not too long, at 400F for about 20 minutes, brings out the most caramelization and sweetness.
They can also be roasted at 375F for 25 to 30 minutes if you’re cooking them alongside a protein such as baked chicken breasts.
Tips & Tricks
There are a few tips that help yield deliciously sweet roasted cherry tomatoes that I’ve found helpful overtime:
Line pan with parchment paper
Outside of making it an easy cleanup, parchment paper helps prevent the caramelized tomatoes from sticking to the pan and tearing up when serving.
Oven rack in the middle of the oven
Roasting the tomatoes too high up will burn them before they have finished caramelizing. Make sure to position the oven rack before you preheat the oven.
Cooking with another pan in the oven
If you cook the tomatoes with another dish in the oven, you can position this sheet pan in a separate oven rack, in the middle of the oven, right below the top item.
Switch up the seasonings by tossing the tomatoes with Cajun seasoning or Creole seasoning or ¼ cup pesto sauce.